“Go forward, attempt great things, accomplish great things”
— Mary Lyon, Founder of Mount Holyoke College
Commencement is a treasured ceremonial occasion that celebrates students who have graduated from Mount Holyoke College after completing all academic requirements and obligations. Typically, Mount Holyoke holds one annual Commencement in May to honor all graduates.
Commencement and Reunion plans for 2021
Though there is promising news regarding containing the COVID-19 pandemic, the timing and specific plans in the US remain in development. The state of Massachusetts recently updated its COVID-19 restrictions, including again reducing the number permitted for outdoor gatherings. We therefore remain in the position of having to make difficult decisions regarding on-campus events including reimagining commencement and reunion activities.
Decisions about Commencement 2021 have not yet been made. We will continue to monitor state and national trends with regard to COVID-19 transmission rates and will rely on guidelines and restrictions regarding gatherings and travel to inform decisions. We plan to announce a decision about how Commencement 2021 will be celebrated by the end of February.
Celebrating the class of 2020
To mark the day, we are celebrating the class of 2020 with highlights, messages and other goodies. Congratulations!
The Alma Mater
Senior Week Virtual Events
Videos of recorded events will be placed on the event pages as they become available.